Crescent Moon Phase: grow, expand
Moon in Leo
Ruling Mahavidya: Bagalamukhi (The Paralyzer, The Storm-Calmer)
Skill: be like a sturdy old oak tree
Negative Imprint: division, disharmony, disrespect
Positive Imprint: unity, harmony, respect
With the growing light of the Crescent Moon, our inner strength also grows today.
Today's energy involves bonds between people being forged/reinforced or being pulled apart/revoked. Monumental things can be established and "monuments" of the past can be removed (so that they no longer block or restrict us).
Situations and circumstances may develop where you need to stand beside or be clear about what is acceptable to you. Your inner wisdom is your guide. Hold your line with renewed self-respect. These situations and circumstances may be prompted by someone else - someone needing help.
We are in the midst of a "stampede" of spiritual assistance and communication. Many things are resulting from this. Our spiritual and earthly connections are becoming hardier and more steadfast (hard-wired with the planet, Gaia-Sophia). The magnetic pull toward people, places, and things of like-mind that began last month is energized today. These things go to the next level. They are drawing power from the ancient past as if the bounds of space-time never existed.
All of the energy today serves to produce better flow - flow of emotions, flow of thought, flow of creativity, flow of communication, flow of spirit. There is a push to release anything that is clogged.
Keep in mind that everyone's shadow sides continue to show up for integration today. Shadow sides may be what drives the tendency today to stand up or make a show of things. We project onto others that which we cannot face in ourselves. The Moon will remain in Leo with the Black Moon until tomorrow around 11:00 am ET/ 3:00 pm UT. Issues related to status, order, hierarchy, or place and potential changes to those things are prominent. Power issues and power struggles are also heightened. All of this serves to put things where they can grow.
To facilitate the inner-strengthening that is going on today, you can think of yourself as a sturdy old oak tree with deep roots within the earth. This is also handy to draw up in your mind's eye if you begin to fear, struggle, or worry.
Let's be "Herculean" today, keeping things real and keeping things flowing as inner strength builds.